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  FOX    430am Newscast    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    January 25, 2013
    4:30 - 4:59am PST  

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the point is, it has a constitutional purpose. the fight for gun control continues. we're going to have more on the new push by california senator dianne feinstein and the plans by vice president biden as he takes the issue on the road. plus some people who work in san francisco will get an extra payday. the new program san francisco city attorney plans to announce today and how it could impact you. it's all ahead. good morning. thank you for joining us it's friday, january 25th i'm pam cook. and steve paulson is here. we've been talking about possibility of rain this weekend. what do you think? >> i don't think so, pam. >> okay good. >> a lot of cloud cover. patchy fog. it's very mild. the less you hear and see me, the better. we have mostly cloudy skies. we'll have partly sunny later on. mild, 60s for everybody. here is sal. steve, good morning. right now traffic is moving
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along very well. some of the road work we've had has been picked up. let's go to interstate 880. the traffic here looks very nice as we drive past the coliseum. also the morning commute is looking good in san francisco along northbound 101 although i do see a little bit of road work on one of the ramps to southbound 101. it's very light and not causing a big traffic jam right now. 4:29 let's go back to the desk. the big game is now just nine days away. san francisco city leaders are considering tough new measures to keep 49er fans in line during the super bowl. ktvu paul chambers joins us from city hall with the message going out to san francisco bars. good morning, paul. >> reporter: good morning. i tell you what the 49er fever can be smelled throughout the area. you can see behind us at the bill graham theater. you already remember a few months ago on the plaza outside city hall the people watched the giants win the world
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series. that won't happen for the super bowl because the city doesn't allow public viewing parties. a lot of 49er fans will have a good time celebrating. you can take a look from chopper 2 when fans kept to the streets to keep the partyers safe. mayor ed lee asked people who are serving hard liquor to be a little more responsible. >> serve something of heavy alcohol. any duration sometimes doesn't help. >> reporter: next week the mayor and police chief will visit areas hit by fires and vandals after the giants won the world series. mayor ed lee will help the city discuss a new effect. they hope to use a similar plan last week when the 49ers clinched the super bowl birth. that included adding more officers to the streets.
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also if that weren't enough fire marshals will also be hitting the streets. >> if it looks like things are getting out of hand or have too much of a crowd in a bar we will close it down. >> reporter: before you run out and stock up on liquor the mayor office wants to impose it's not posing a ban on hard liquor during the game. we will hear from one business who thinks the mayor's plan is a good one. >> remember to stay here right here at ktvu channel 2 for all your super bowl coverage. we will bring you team coverage of the game starting next week. ktvu anchor mark eastbound these and bubba paris will all be in new orleans. we're the only lol news coverage with a live post game show following that coverage. the 49er season has been a bit of a roller coaster for two players. hear from collin kaepernick and
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alex smith about how the two have dealt with the quarterback controversy and how they are doing to work together for a win. in other news san jose police are investigating another homicide. it's the second in two days. the latest homicide happened last night at south side drive in hope street. 4-5 young men walked up to a man in his late 30s or early 40s. they then stabbed him repeatedly. investigators have yet to find a motive. >> there was a scuffle. the victim was stabbed several times in the upper torso. he was transported to the hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead. >> reporter: now police are not sure if it's connected but they are looking for a gray van that was seen leaving the scene right after the attack. as of now, they do not think this is -- this homicide is gang related. new this morning a warning for parents in antioch about a man who tried to lure a boy into his car.
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the mercury news reports it happened near studder elementary school yesterday afternoon. the boy's mother told the school a man approached her fifth grade son and claimed he was sent by a family member to pick him up. the boy walked away and was not harmed. the man was described as driving a light blue 70s era car. only a vague description of him. police say he's caucasian with gray hair and stubble. 4:43 is the time right now. contra costa county high school student was air lifted to the hospital after an argument over the internet. two girls bumped into each other in the hallway. they later posted angry online messages. one of the girl's then attacked the other girl in the school cafeteria yesterday. the victim fell and hit her head. we do not know the extent of her injuries. the principals will urge
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students not to argue over social media. the operator of drakes bay oyster farm is suing for the right to operate in the estuary. this comes after ken decided not to renew their lease back in november. people who work at restaurants in san francisco could be getting an extra payday. more than 50 restaurant owners are being targeted for charging extra fees to cover the health care coverage for workers. but the city claims only a third of that money actually went to medical costs. today san francisco city attorney plans to announce a program that would require restaurants and a handful of other businesses to pay back a portion of that money to their employees. also this morning cal trans will give the news media an up close look at the big repair project under way on the bay bridge. they will give them a boat tour of the tower.
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the repair job is expected to last into the spring and cost millions of dollars. investigators are still trying to determine why the bar pilot changed course at the last minute and hit the tower but dense fog could be a factor. more digging has begun at a lyndon well where thousands of bone fragments have been linked to the serial killer case. the fbi has decided to concentrate on a new location after getting a letter from wesley sherman time. the fbi has spent two beaks preparing for the new excavation. they hope to find answers for families who have lost their loved ones. it has been 24 years since ilene was abducted. they plan to mark the anniversary with a candle light walk and service. this years event will start at
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7:00. the walk will mark the path taken by ilene the day she disappeared. feinstein's new bill is stricter than the first ban she introduced back in 1994. feinstein says the sandy hook school shooting proves the need for a new ban. the national rifle association disagrees. >> our weak gun laws allow the mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. >> i don't care if the weapon holds a thousand cartridges, the point is it has a constitutional purpose. >> feinstein's bill will ban the sale of more than 150 types of assault weapons. and limit ammunition rounds to ten rounds. vice president biden is taking the white house campaign to gun control on the road to
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virginia. biden is hosting a round table discussion. president obama put biden in charge of a task force to come up with recommendations on reducing gun violence. state lawmaker jerry hill will introduce legislation to protect mountain lions. it follows public outcry against state game wardens that shot two mountain lions. hills legislation would allow game wardens to rescue mountain lions that come in contact with people. it's another spare the air day in the bay area. you cannot burn wood or fire logs unless that is your only source of heat. air quality managers say the recent rain has not been enough to flush the particles out of the air. it is the ninth of the season
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so far. that also means you are encouraged to take public transportation. good morning, sal. good morning, pam. we are looking at the traffic that looks good on some of the major freeways. 80 westbound looks nice. it's still early but drier than it was yesterday. atlas in the north bay we didn't have a lot of wet weather. in the south bay you still might see something. this is a look at when it comes to wet roads. this is a look at 80 westbound. let's take a look at 280 northbound. you can see a little bit of wet roads there as you drive through the traffic is light. 4:38 let's go to steve. >> thank you. a very good morning. fog, light rain and yes, this is me steve. but may not sound like it. [ laughter ] we'll get there. 40s and 50s on the temps. very mild. everyone is close on the temps. 48 seems rather popular.
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fairfield, concord, napa, novato. in the city 53. still light rain around. especially from fremont down to san jose. this little low that well not little anymore. it's down to southern california continues to spin in moisture. cloud, sun, mild. patchy fog. light rain mainly to the south. some of that could drift over us. very mild temps. mid 60s for everybody. one more system sunday. that could be a cooler system. we'll have 50s for highs. a little change in the pattern for next week. the sharks back on the ice in san jose and fans couldn't be happier. look at them pouring in. they were cheering as the doors opened at hp pavilion. they were bear hugging the team's mascot. the lockout has kept them away for months. >> i waited months for san jose to come back. i'm so excited to watch.
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>> employees of hp pavilion and bars and restaurants also very excited. their work hours were cut during that lock out. as for the game sharks scored four goal to beat the coyotes 5- 3 in their 130th convective home fallout. new developments in the states park scandal involving millions of dollars of hidden state funds. why the district attorney is saying what he's saying about the top officials involved and why they may have dodged a major bullet. there is always an element of danger associated with it. >> packed up and ready to serve. how the local national guardsmen are helping protect people in africa and afghanistan. good morning. traffic is moving along pretty well if you are driving on westbound 24. we'll tell you more about the morning commute and the bay weather. you can't move the tv there.
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the senate is set to vote monday on a $50 billion emergency relief bill to help victims of super storm sandy. lawmakers from new york, new jersey, and connecticut say the money is urgently needed. sandy hit the east coast last october killing 140 people and destroying homes and businesses. the house passed the emergency relief bill last week. a bay area military unit is heading into harms way. the 129th rescue wing loaded gear into a giant transport plane at moffett field. about 200 guard members will be deployed. while they cannot reveal specifics about their mission they will provide rescue missions. >> we try to get to them within minutes of them being injured. which means that sometimes when we go in, the fighting is still ongoing. >> the rescue wing has been credited with saving the lives
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of about 370 people. the roles in the military are changing thanks to the role of women serving in combat. that does not mean every combat position will be available at once. coming up in our 5:00 hour we will take a look at what the new policy means and when women will take on their new roles. in an optimistic state of the state speech governor brown says california is back. the governor says thanks to budget cutting by legislatures and the passage of proposition 30 by voters, california now has a balanced budget. the governor says now the state needs to live within our means and establish a rainy day fund. >> we have promises to keep and the most important one is the one we made to the people if proposition 30 passed. we would guard jealously the money temporarily made available. >> the governor also reiterated his support for controversial projects. building tunnels to advert water from the delta and high
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speed rail. it looks like senior officials from the state parks department has dodged a big bullet. they have announced charges won't be filed after allegations they hid millions of dollars in state funds. the funding scandal came as the state threatened to close 70 parks because of budget cuts. the da office said it would be hard to prove any criminal wrong doing. time now 4:46. the investigation into the boeing dream liner is far from the complete. that is according to u.s. safety regulators. the chair says investigators have found what she calls symptoms in the battery fire of a jet in boston. she also adds she has not found the cause of the problem and calls the safety problems quote an unprecedented event. the dream liner has been grounded around the world since last week. with employment claims at a five year low the economic plan is looking brighter. managers say they have hired 70
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employees they still have dozens of positions to fill. >> doesn't stop here. we've got locations coming in fremont real soon in march. then we have a location coming up in hayward which will be sometime later this year. >> another good sign for the economy the conference sport index that rose a half a percent. signaling expected growth this spin. facebook founder working to help a friend keep his job as governor. mark zuckerberg is hosting a fundraiser for the governor of new jersey. christie is a republican and expected to win the election. apple is in danger of losing its status says the world's most valuable company. apple stock price fell 12% yesterday ending at $450.50 a share. that is the lowest price in a
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year. last september apple was more than $705 a share. 4:48 is the time. let's check in with sal. you're looking at san francisco. how does it look? >> it looks pretty good northbound 101 and getting up to the 80 split is a nice drive as you come up to the 80 split with no major problems. the commute also looks very nice if you are driving southbound 101 to the airport and some of the road work that was right there on the ramp is being removed right now i can see the cars with the lights leaving and all the lanes are open. also the morning commute looks good at the bay bridge toll plaza. it's light so far. i hope it stays this way. if you are driving on the nimitz freeway, that is also looking very good. 4:48 let's go to steve. all right, sal, thank you. no adjustment of your set is necessary. a few light showers will continue. patchy fog as well. and temperatures on the mild side. upper 40s low to mid 50s. everybody is pretty close. that cold, cold snap is over but there is colder air on the
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way for sunday or monday. few light showers stretching from fremont back to san jose. all coming up from that low which is down off the southern california. a lot of clouds. some sun. mild kind of muggy. few light rain showers. i think most of that should fizzle out later on. 60s for everybody. it's not just going to be in the way of any difference on the temps. one more system sunday. that is a colder one. it will be cool and breezy early next week. it has been a truly remarkable season for the san francisco 49ers. the niners are one of the few teams to make it to the super bowl after switching quarterbacks in the middle of the season. we all know collin kaepernick took alex smith's job after smith was injured during the ninth week of the season. fans agree both have shown a lot of class during the transition. smith and kaepernick still have high praise for each other. >> it means a lot. i think it really shows his character and the kind of man he is.
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he's helped me through everything from week one to now. >> it's the nature of sports. he got the opportunity to step up and made the most of it. that's the deal. that's how i got my start in college. it was no different. got in front of me got hurt. that's how i got my first start. >> fans remember it was alex smith who first taught kaepernick the 49er offense during the nfl lockout two seasons ago. 4:50 is the time right now. over night fire forced several people from their homes. >> i opened my door and immediately i saw smoke going upstairs. >> how neighbors were able to jump in to help. improving your commute on highway 24. we'll give you a peek at what the now caldecott tunnel will look lick. and new information about when it will open.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. 4:52 is the time. inside the new bore of the caldecott tunnel we are getting a look at where your tax dollars are going. we found crews yesterday with headlamps they are operating heavy machinery, installing lighting. they are working with the equipment there. cal tran says the fourth bore is 75-80% complete and set to open later this year. in over night news a car fire forced the i vassuation of an -- evacuation of an
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apartment building in redwood city. the car was parked in a car pot when it caught fire. while investigators aren't commenting, tenants believe it was intentionally set because there were two separate fires one in the front of the car and the other in the trunk. >> i hear the alarm going off. i came down to see what was going on. i open my door and i immediately smoke. >> there were no injuries reported. firefighters did keep the flames from spreading to the upstairs apartment. hundreds of voluntaries fanned out across san francisco to count the city's homeless. the census is taken every two years. collected data is used to provide services to homeless. >> i'm a san francisco resident and this is a way for the city to continue to get funding to help the homeless.
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and i also work at san francisco general hospital so we help a lot of homeless patients and get medical care and back on their feet. >> last night's numbers will be added to the other counts done by city staff. hospitals and shelters. a final tally is expected in a few weeks. we're getting closer to 5:00. let's check back in with sal. >> we will start in the south bay. it is a nice looking drive with no major problems if you are drive orange northbound 280 getting up -- driving northbound on 280 getting up to highway 17. here's a look at the toll plaza. we're off to a nice start. if you are driving across the bridge, the road work is not there. all the lanes are open. and this morning across the san mateo and dumbarton bridge it has ban nice drive. some of the road work on the dumbarton bridge is being picked up but the traffic is very light. no road work at all on the san
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mateo bridge. that traffic is moving along very nicely. it's 4:55. let's go to steve. our little low pretty big low for southern california. still syping in bands from south to north. actually from southwest up to northeast. light rain. a lot of cloud cover and fog. almost most locations do have patchy fog. very mild temps. upper 40s. even mid 50s. 54 mountain view and half-moon bay. you can see the showers hit and miss. little guys. but they are still around. mainly from san francisco oakland south. this is probably on the northern fringe of that low that is really painting southern cal with pretty good rain. system to the north will bump some of this out of here. light rain south. highs mainly low 60s. i mean top to bottom. doesn't matter. everyone will be within a couple degrees of each other. too much cloud cover. extended outlook has a colder
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system on sunday and cool and breezy monday and tuesday. oracle ceo larry will keep investors from moving the san francisco kings to seattle. ellison is expected to meet soon with sacramento mayor kevin johnson. ellison tried to buy the warriors in 2010. the mayor needs a competitive counteroffer to keep king. >> we are trying to do what we are trying to do. from our point it's a competitive advantage. we have a building and public investment. >> meantime the sacramento bee says they are not letting their limited partners match the seattle offer. coming up next at our 5:00 hour. another deadly attack in the bay area's largest city. the second in two days. the big question that still needs to be answered. also the controversial proposal involving something that is often used on super bowl sunday. good morning. traffic is moving along pretty
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well on westbound 24 as you drive to the tunnel. no major problems and if you are driving nearby at interstate 680 that traffic also looks good. we'll be right back with more traffic and weather.